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Undergraduate student Kathe Tallmadge presents her research on Ancient Rome
June 7, 2017
The University of Washington can be an intimidating place. With more than 30,000 enrolled undergraduates, along with another 14,600 graduate and professional students, the UW is a city unto itself. For transfer students, who often arrive from smaller colleges, it can be a challenge to figure out all the ins and outs of campus life. One way to smooth the transition is by finding a home in a particular program or department.
The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquin
June 7, 2017
Professor Vicente Rafael recently curated and wrote the introduction to a collection of short stories and a play by the highly regarded Anglophone Filipino writer Nick Joaquin.
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June 7, 2017
Taking advantage of a 50 percent match offered by the university for new endowments by current and retired UW faculty and staff, last December Charles Bergquist and Hwasook Nam established a $50,000 endowment to fund research in labor studies. Grants for research on labor issues, both historical and/or contemporary, international and/or domestic, are available to qualified graduate students from across the university and will be handled through the Bridges Center for Labor Studies. The endowm
Doctoral student Jessica Bachman standing in front of the exhibit she curated, Bollywood and Bolsheviks
June 7, 2017
Bollywood and Bolsheviks: Indo-Soviet Collaboration in Literature and Film, 1954-1991, is an oral history and exhibition project that charts the dynamic literary and cinematic exchange between India and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
C-SPAN preview shot for lecture by Professor Margaret O'Mara
June 6, 2017
A lecture by Professor Margaret O'Mara is currently being featured on C-SPAN. As part of its Lectures in History series, the network is highlighting a presentation by Professor O'Mara on the U.S. presidential election of 1968. A short portion of the lecture is available below.
Mr. and Mrs. Shih with Vincent Y.C. Shih Professor of China Studies Madeleine Yue Dong and Professor Resat Kasaba, Director JSIS
June 6, 2017
On April 19, the University of Washington China Studies Program held a reception to celebrate the inaugural granting of the Vincent Y.C. Shih Endowed Professorship in China Studies to Professor Madeleine Yue Dong. Professor Dong is the Chair of the China Studies Program.  Her work focuses on social/cultural history, urban history, and gender history in twentieth-century China.
Jun Sung Lee in South Korea
May 30, 2017
Hello, my name is Jun Sung Lee and I’m a history major finishing my last quarter at UW as an exchange student to Seoul National University. I’ve been in Korea since February 2017 and it’s indeed been the “life-changing experience” so ubiquitously touted by returning study abroaders. There were several reasons for me coming to Korea:
Faculty and graduate students accepting awards and fellowships
May 4, 2017
Faculty News Professor Jordanna Bailkin received a Society of Scholars Fellowship at the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities for 2017-18. Professor Arbella Bet-Shlimon received the UW Distinguished Teaching Award. She is one of only seven faculty members across all three campuses to be recognized with the honor.
Quintard Taylor teaching
April 24, 2017
Department of History faculty members are frequently contacted by local and national media to provide commentary and insight on current events. During a moment of rapid and oftentimes unpredictable change, analyzing the past can provide much needed context and clarity. Historicans cannot predict the future, but they can serve a pivotal role in understanding how we arrived at the present moment.
Graduate students attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
April 20, 2017
Held annually in early summer at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) is one of the most significant gatherings of digital humanists in the world. It brings together scholars from across more than a dozen disciplines to address the most pressing theoretical and practical issues facing the field.